The Louisiana Sports Writers Association

The LSWA

Distinguished Service

Distinguished Service Award

Presented to the person or persons for their professional accomplishments and impact in local, state, regional and national arenas:

1982 --- Bill Keefe, New Orleans Times-Picayune

             Paul Martin, Monroe News-Star

             Bud Montet, Baton Rouge Advocate

             Truman Stacy, Lake Charles American Press

1983 --- Jack Fiser, Shreveport Times

1984 --- John Ferguson, LSU/New Orleans Saints radio

1985 --- Dan Hardesty, Baton Rouge State-Times

1986 --- Paul Manasseh, LSU Sports Information

1987 --- Ted Castillo. Baton Rouge Advocate

1988 --- Bil Carter, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

1989 --- Peter Finney, New Orleans Times-Picayune

             Bob Roesler, New Orleans Times-Picayune

1990 --- Collie Nicholson, Grambling Sports Information

1991 --- Fred Digby, New Orleans Item/Sugar Bowl

1992 --- Connie Kaplan, The Kaplan Herald

1993 --- Austin Wilson, The Associated Press

             M.L. Lagarde, Tulane University

1994 --- Bob Anderson, Northeast Louisiana Sports Information

             Bernell Ballard, Baton Rouge Advocate

1995 --- Jim McLain, Shreveport Times

1996 --- Jerry Byrd, Shreveport Journal/Bossier Press-Tribune

             Joe Planas, Baton Rouge Advocate/Catholic Commentator

1997 --- Roger Brandt, Opelousas Daily World

1998 --- Hal Ledet, New Orleans Times-Picayune/L'Observateur

1999 --- Al Nassif, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

            Bob Henderson, Southwestern Louisiana

2000 --- Sam King, Baton Rouge Advocate

             Jerry Pierce, Northwestern State University

            Gerry Robichaux, Shreveport Times

2001 --- Bud Johnson, LSU and Tulane

2003 --- Bill Curl, Tulane and Louisiana Superdome

2004 --- Keith Prince, Louisiana Tech/Monroe News Star

2005 --- Buddy Diliberto, New Orleans Item/WDSU-TV/WWL-Radio

2006 --- Marty Mule, New Orleans Times-Picayune

             Jim Wynn, Alexandria Town Talk/Abbeville Meridional

2007 --- Pete Dosher, Louisiana Tech/Grambling

             Arthur Schott, New Orleans Baseball historian

2008 --- Ed McHale, The Associated Press

             R.L. Stockard, Southwestern Athletic Conference

2009 --- O.K. "Buddy" Davis, Ruston Daily Leader

             Bob Griffin, KSLA-TV, Shreveport

2010 -- Ted Lewis, New Orleans Times-Picayune

            Norm Fletcher, Natchitoches broadcaster 

2011 -- Ron Brocato, The Clarion-Herald

           Larry Hymel, Southeastern Louisiana University

2012 - Butch Muir, The Baton Rouge Advocate

          Bill Bumgarner, The Times-Picayune

2013 -- Bob Marshall, The Times-Picayune

2014 -- Joe Macaluso, The Baton Rouge Advocate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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